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FAC Meetings Agenda February 15-17, 2005

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Revised Agenda
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee
Crystal City Hilton
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
February 15-17, 2005

Tuesday, February 15

8:30 Sign-In by All Participants

9:00 Call to Order

9:05 Committee Business
  • Approval of Minutes of September 2004 meeting
  • Review of Agenda
  • Process for Reviewing Synthesis Document
9:30 Welcome and Remarks, Scott Rayder, NOAA Chief of Staff

10:00 MPA Center Update, Joseph A. Uravitch, Director, MPA Center
  • Report on Federal Workshop on the National System of MPAs
10:15 Pacific State and Territorial Perspectives on the National System, Tony MacDonald, Executive Director, Coastal States Organization

10:45 Break

11:00 Fishery Management Councils' MPA-Related Activities
  • South Atlantic, George Geiger, Vice Chair
  • Mid Atlantic, Dan Furlong, Executive Director

12:00 Lunch and Presentation

Patricia Zell, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel
US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1:00 Tribal Perspectives on Marine Protected Areas
Mel Moon and Dolly Garza, Moderators
  • Jack Lorrigan, Sitka Tribe
  • Jim Zorn, Great Lakes Intertribal Fish Commission
  • Billy Frank, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
3:45 Break

4:00 Public Comment Period

5:30 Adjourn for the Day

6:30 Committee Dinner



Wednesday, February 16

7:30 Sign In By All Participants

8:00 Call to Order

8:05 Document Review and Discussion: Compiling Comments

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Document Review and Discussion: Addressing Comments

2:45 Break

3:00 MPA Science: Knowns and Unknowns
  • Natural Science, Dr. Ed Houde, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland
  • Social Science, Dr. Patrick Christie, School of Marine Affairs and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
5:00 Adjourn for the Day


Thursday, February 17

7:30 Sign In by All Participants

8:00 Call to Order

8:10 Public Comment Period

9:00 Reflections and Next Steps

12:30 Lunch and Presentation

Administration Response to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, James L. Connaughton, Director, President’s Council on Environmental Quality

1:30 Reflections and Next Steps (cont)

3:15 Break

3:30 Summary of Document Review Status and Next Steps

4:30 Committee Business
  • Review key agenda items for May meeting
  • Logistics for next meeting
  • Other items
5:00 Adjourn